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With the launch of the iPhone 5 setting all kinds of retail records and causing queues around the block, Classic FM takes a look back at the music technology innovations from over the centuries that have brought classical music closer to the cutting edge. It's time to prove that Apple aren't the only ones who think differently!
Neatly, Mahler specified a solo violin to be tuned a whole tone above the normal pitch to give the 'Dance of Death' in his ninth symphony the necessary eerie quality. It's not so much a music technology innovation as using what was available for a different effect. A bit like putting potato waffles in the toaster.
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